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7 people shot dead in Gugulethu.

Article by: Dumisane Dube

Seven people were shot dead on Wednesday afternoon in Gugulethu, Cape Town

According to the police five people were shot and killed on the spot by unidentified shooters who fled the scene in a car, two other victims died at the hospital.

The police in the Western Cape say they have instituted the 72 Activation Plan for the mobilisation of resources in search of gunmen.

Reports indicate that the victims were attending a traditional ceremony at the time of the shooting.

In a statement Police said organised crime detectives are probing the seven murders.

“Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is urged to contact the police on 08600 10111. The identities and ages of the deceased persons will be released once their next of kin are informed,” stated the police.

Western Cape Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Thembisile Patekile says police teams are already pursuing several leads.

“The teams will work through the night conducting tracing operations”, said Patekile.

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